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Oct. 23, 2012

WooDi: Research into green diapers continues
Nonwovens Industry
Improving the sustainability of disposable diapers has been a concern for Swedish global hygiene and forest company, SCA, and Europe's largest market pulp producer, Södra, for some time. In 2008, together with Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, they launched WooDi, an R&D project to produce commercially viable alternatives to the oil-based materials used in disposable diapers, based on cellulose as a renewable resource.More

New analysis on rechnology market for biomedical textiles
The combination of health monitoring devices with textiles carries the benefits of patient safety with enhanced comfort to users. Wearable textiles provide remote monitoring of vital signs, diagnostic information that improves early detection rates, as well as cost-effective ambulatory care to patients with chronic disorders.More

Vita Nonwovens successfully completes management buyout
PRNewswire via The Sacramento Bee
The management team of Vita Nonwovens has successfully completed a management buyout of the business from Vitafoam, Inc., a division of U.K. parent company The Vita Group, Ltd. Through the advice of Cary Street Partners, LLC, the management team partnered with Charlotte, N.C., based private equity firms Capital South Partners and Crutchfield Capital combined with Source Capital Mezzanine Fund and PNC bank to complete the transaction Aug. 31, 2012. Vita Nonwovens is a producer of high quality nonwoven fiber materials for use in bedding, furniture, hygiene, automotive, filtration, and building products.More

Lindauer to present P1 machine for first time in India
On the occasion of the India ITME in Mumbai, Lindauer DORNIER GmbH will now present the new weaving machine P1 for the first time on the Indian market. Highest requirements of current and future developments for complex technical textiles can be fulfilled by DORNIER with the highly-precise working air-jet and rapier weaving machines adapted to customer-specific demands. More

Buckeye Technologies releases sustainability report
Nonwovens Industry
Buckeye Technologies Inc. has released its 2012 Sustainability Report. The report highlights Buckeye's efforts to reduce fossil fuel usage, water usage, solid waste production, and air emissions during 2011. Buckeye said it reduced greenhouse gas emissions, which are generated by fossil fuels, and purchased electricity by over 10 percent per ton since 2007, and now generates 77 percent of its total energy needs from renewable biomass.More

Allasso Industries' Winged Fiber offers advantages for filtration and numerous other applications
Textile World Magazine
Channeled fibers, with their increased capillarity, offer interesting possibilities for enhancing a textile's performance. Morrisville, N.C.-based Allasso Industries Inc.'s Winged Fiber, developed in collaboration with North Carolina State University's Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center, is exhibiting remarkable filtration and cosmetic delivery performance; and has potential applications in tissue scaffolds, hemostatic bandages, battery separators, insulation and apparel.More

Report: Developing markets and new applications to drive growth in the super-absorbent polymers market
PRWeb via San Francisco Chronicle
World market for super-absorbent polymers is expected to witness steady growth led by increasing demand from developing markets and new applications. A rapidly aging population and growing health awareness among consumers comprise key macro economic factors contributing towards the demand for SAP products. More